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Hi lovelies!! This year has been a busy one to say the least. I have things much more organized now. So, I will be posting more regularly.
Today I will be reviewing Farsali. I wanted to see what all the hype was for myself. The review will consist of the Unicorn Essence, Rose Gold Elixir, and the Volcanic Elixir. The Jelly Beam highlight will be a whole other post.
I’ll begin with the Unicorn Essence; this is an antioxidant serum and primer in one. It is ideal for all skin types and its also oil-free. Its free of sulfates and parabens. It’s supposed to protect skin from free radical damage, while also prepping your skin for your makeup application.
First off let me say that it smells delightful. I am not a fan of things that go on my face to have an overpowering scent. This particular product hit the mark on the strength and type of smell that you have on you face. It feels good when you put it on and my skin quickly absorbs it. I personally use this as a primer. If you didn’t know this works well as an eye-shadow primer too.
Let me further explain why Unicorn Essence is an antioxidant serum. It has Acai berry extract which is commonly used in anti-aging products. Its rich in Vitamin A, B, C, & E. In a sense it revives your skin by healing damaged skin and restores its moisture.
It’s also contains Goji berry extract. If you haven’t heard of this fruit; then you need to start taking it. For starters, eating this fruit helps with your heart and boost you immune system. The benefits of the extract for the skin are remarkable. It is high in vitamin A, so, it contains plenty of antioxidants; this helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Eating goji berries and using Unicorn essence will help improve skin elasticity. It also helps with reducing the appearance of scars. Goji also helps damaged skin. In addition, goji berries contain two known endogenous skin antioxidants, which are heme oxygenase-1 and metallothionein. These two antioxidants have been proven to facilitate in photoimmune protection. That means it helps protect your skin.
Goji berries can help combat the onset of dehydrated skin because of the amino acids they contain. Amino acids aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin hydration, and improve skin color and tone. In addition, to amino acids, goji berries also contain polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been known to have antioxidant properties, and their presence in goji berries help to increase skin hydration, as well as to tighten and firm the surface of the skin, thereby promoting the appearance of a radiant, youthful glow.
Unicorn essence also contains elderberry extract. This is the superstar of antioxidants. This helps against free radicals. They’re anti-bactirial which is good for acne prone skin. It helps with allergic rashes and is an anti-imflammatory. This extract is what makes it good for all skin types.
Lastly, it has blueberry extract. Now this may not sound as exotic as the other extracts. However, the blueberry extract is just as important. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than green tea. They are loaded with vitamins A, C, & E. Blueberries whether you ingest them or use the extract on your skin; they will help make you look younger, revive your dull skin and make it look brighter. It also helps repair sun damaged skin.
I personally use this product everyday as a primer. I have loads of different primers and this one is my favorite one. I have never used it as an eyeshadow primer just cause I personally use some concealer as a primer for my eyes. I also use this to make powder highlighters pop more. I personally will take some of my powder highlighter and mix in a drop or two of the unicorn essence and dab it on. I let it dry a little bit and then blend it in and voila. It is a little pricey. You get a 1 oz. bottle for $54. However, I would definitely recommend this product it is worth the money in my opinion.
Moving on to the Rose Gold Elixir. This is also ideal for all skin types. This is recommended for daytime use. It is a lightweight hydrating beauty oil. It has anti-aging benefits. It is supposed to leave your skin naturally radiant and glowing. The base of this luxurious Elixir is Rosehip seed oil. Rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids — high in linoleic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A (retinol) — all essential for skin health. Rosehips have been found to regenerate tissue and reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
Rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. Safflower seed oil is less aggravating to skin and contains about 78% of linoleic acid, which is undoubtedly a secret weapon in fighting against acne problems. Linoleic acid, its principal fatty acid, is an essential fatty that cannot be synthesized by the human body.
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. Vitamin E works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs.
Lemongrass oil has one key benefit which is skin healing properties. It is also perfect for getting even and glowing skin. Orange peel oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn’t just for acne-prone skin though: It’s been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.
I personally haven’t used this on my face at all. I use this to hydrate my lips before I apply a matte lipstick. So, I can’t really recommend it for your skin or not. That is something you would have to decide for yourself. However, I do recommend this product for your lips. It makes your lips plump and luscious, especially if you’re wearing a matte lipstick.
Lastly we have the Volcanic Elixir. This elixir is great for all skin types; especially acne prone skin. It is ideal for night-time use.
It contains Tamanu oil. There are a lot of benefits associated with Tamanu oil. It has a wide range of natural treatments for acne and acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, toenail fungus, stretch marks, age spots, skin rashes, general scarring, dermatitis through to anti-aging and as an ingredient in making good skin products for oily skin.
Tamanu Oil can be used as a stand-alone product, whether it be solely as a product for oily acne skin or for the prevention or reduction of scarring or just for beautiful, blemish-free skin. Not only can you use Tamanu Oil for skin rejuvenation but you can even use Tamanu Oil for hair and scalp rejuvenation as well. It also seems to great for healthy, nail growth.
I personally use this product every night before going to bed. I apply just like a serum. I love it. It smells earthy and its thick and feels good on the skin without leaving an oily residue. I recommend this product. It is less expensive than the other two but I believe just as important in your beauty routine. I believe that Farsali really knocked it out of the park with these 3 little miracles.
If you guys would like to see a tutorial on how I make my highlighter pop with the unicorn essence, or how I prep my lips with the rose gold, or a simple tutorial on my night-time regimen, let me know. Till next time babes! xoxo
Hi lovelies! I am going to be talking about this beauty staple that I have been using for the past year. It’s Clinique even better dark spot corrector and optimizer. Lets first go over what this baby is. First off this is a serum, so you can include it to whatever beauty regimen you have going with no worries. The claims are that it can visibly improve dark spots up to 58% in a 12 week period. To be honest I didn’t bother to track the amount of weeks I have been using it before I started seeing results. I know I just started getting compliments on my skin tone 2 weeks into the regimen. I am on a 3 step beauty regimen but I am not using any other Clinique products. I am using Ole Henrikson and I just added this into it. I just do 1 pump which is enough for your who;e face, a little goes a long way. I put it on after my toner and before my moisturizer. As far as the claims I would back them because I noticed results immediately.
Even Better Clinical Serum is proven to help reverse the appearance of dark spots and blemish marks starting at 4 weeks. In 1 week, see a visibly brighter complexion. Soothing Optimizer keeps skin calm, helping it better resist future darkening. Both are dispensed from a dual-chamber bottle that separates each serum, preserving the purity and potency of the ingredients until right before application. I am the kind of person that when I try something I commit to it all the way, unless I have some type of adverse reaction. I got this bottle in November of 2016 and it just finished. Almost a whole year I have been using it and for $52 I would say it is totally worth the money.
I decided to use this to even out my skin tone because I don’t get much sun on my face. I wanted a more radiant glow. I have a few dark spots due to pregnancy. I figured I would give this a try. Now I am hooked and I am planning buying another one. Some of the key ingredients are, Vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of discoloration; advanced Brightening Yeast Blend to break up the appearance of dark spots; and encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine to exfoliate skin, speed departure of surface discolorations and enhance cell turnover. Optimizer features our Gyokuro Extract, a specially harvested Japanese green tea extract rich in antioxidants and anti-irritant properties.
If you are like me and want to achieve a more flawless natural look I would definitely fork out that cash to but this. I recommend this to anyone, unless something better comes along. Remember to always use as directed, till next time loves. xoxo
Hello lovelies! I know it’s been awhile but life does happen. I am back and doing what I love most and that is trying out beauty products and let you guys know whether or not it’s worth it.
I have recently tried this gold mask by Miss Spa. It’s a Hydro-gel facial mask. It is supposed to revive fatigued skin with peptides; while boosting collagen.
This should be a part of an anti-aging regimen. You are never too young to start. Think of it a preventive skin care. Everyone always ask me why I look so young. Well ladies beside staying out of the sun and getting the proper amount of water for your body. You do little things here and there that will only improve your skins elasticity and so forth. Oh and did I mention that smoking is a big no-no! That will make you age very quickly and make you skin look dull.
Well now on to the mask. This mask is supposed to leave you skin feeling smooth, while targeting signs of aging. It is also supposed to help your skin look brighter and younger.
Unfortunately, this mask says it supposed to melt onto the skin. Meaning it sticks on so that it can do its thing. That did NOT happen here. I couldn’t tell you if this mask actually works because it did NOT melt on to my skin. It just keep falling or sliding off, no matter what position I got in. It got so bad that the mask dried out before it was able to do anything.
I have used Miss Spa products before in the past and have been quite pleased. So, I had high expectations for this one. However, this was not the case here. I hope that they can reformulate the mask, that it can better adhere to the skin or something. So ladies and gents, I do NOT recommend this product but if you want to give it a try yourself then go for it!!! Till later lovelies! xoxo
This is a great transitional look for spring/summer. The main focus of the look is the coral lips with a warm smokey eye. Create this look:
I started with a clean face of course. Once my face was ready, I began with my primer. Lately I’ve been using Prime Light from Milani. This my favorite drug store primer. It gives off a strobing effect while minimizing your pores.
I’m olive tone and have a yellowish undertone; color correcting is a must for me. I started with L’Oreal’s Visible Lift eye CC cream in Light. I naturally have dark circles under my eyes and this works well for it. This also helps fill in those fine lines. For the rest of my face I used Almay’s CC cream in Light/Medium. By the time I am done I have an even complexion with a natural blurred effect. Did I mention both of these products you can get at your local drugstore? This contains SPF35 for that added protection.
My foundation is another drugstore haul. Its Wet N Wild’s photofocus foundation in Bronze Beige. This is one of the best photogenic foundations that has recently come out and completely affordable. It’s a medium to full coverage and definitely buildable if you need it. I followed with a Nyx HD concealer in CW04 (Beige). It goes on really creamy and blends really well. It’s minerally enriched which gives it that photogenic quality to it. I set everything with Drew Barrymore’s cosmetics line Flower Beauty’s loose powder in L02 (Light). This is a pretty sheer powder and set everything nicely.
Moving on to those pretty lids. I used a primer by Elizabeth Mott called Thank Me Later. Make sure you don’t have anything on your lids prior to the application, if not it will get all clumpy. Once your lids are set, I used the Natural Matte Palette by Too Faced. I absolutely love this palette. Its my go to palette for those natural, warm looks. I started with Risque and worked into my crease; make sure to blend this out for the smokey effect. I followed with Sexpresso on the outer corner and blended it inwards. I used a pencil brush to apply some under my waterline. I patted Heaven on the inner corners and inner lids; make sure their it slightly blends with the darker colors.
For my eyebrows I filled them in slightly with Benefit’s Ka-brow in #6. I wanted to keep them natural, so, I feathered it light across my brows. I cleaned them up with Tarte’s Tartiest Contour Palette. I used #2 (corrector) and brushed it around my brows. I set my brows with Rimmel’s Brow This Way eyebrow gel in clear. I lined my eyes with Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner in Espresso Ink. I also darken the color under my waterline with it as well. It really tied the whole look together.
I went back in with Tarte’s contour palette and cleaned up around my eyes with #2. For my bronzer I used Milani’s baked bronzer in #04 Glow. This gives you that golden goddess bronze, something to have for the summer. For my blush and highlight I used Tarte’s contour palette. This blush gives my skin tone that naturally flushed looked. While the highlight is a muted matte, it accentuates the features just right while still looking natural. I don’t always use falsies, I used mascara only this time. I used Make Up For Ever’s Smokey Extravagant mascara in black. If you’re not careful with this it will clump, I advise do NOT use too many coats, two each sufficed. Last but not least, I used Paris Manning’s line Velvet59 of lipstick from the Malibu Sunset collection in Coral Canyon.